General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Wine Tourism
Language English
Module lecturer prof. dr hab. Jiri Chlachula
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position professor
Faculty Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences
Semester 2023/2024 (summer)
Duration 45


Classes will start on Tuesday 27.02.2024, from 9.30-12.00,  and will continue on Wednesday (28. 02.2024), Thursday (29. 02.2024), and Friday (1. 03.2024)

 Next class: 4.03.2024 - 6.03.2024, 9.30 - 12.00;

                     23.04.-30.04.2024, 9:30-12:00

Classroom: Room 242, Collegium Geographicum (Street: B. Krygowskiego 10), 2 floor.

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Module aim (aims)

Presentation of the traditional and modern wine production in Central Europe from the geo-science perspective.

• Focus on the environmental factors (wine yards geography, geology, climate, relief, soil cover) affecting the cultivation and production of particular red and white wine sorts

• Wine tourism (eno-tourism) as a segment of the present environmental tourism industry

Practical field trip to Zielona Góra (Poland) - one day

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

The lecture is recommended to both the Erasmus as well as the Polish students of geosciences, ecology, tourism, and international socio-economic and cultural studies• Student’s ppt. presentations (in English).


The lecture:


1:         Introduction: Wine and environment (background, significance)


2:         History of wine production, Viticulture              


3:         Environmental context of wine production (geography, climate, geology, soils, hydrology)


4:         Wine and geography: Central Europe 1 (Moravia/Czech Republic)


5:         Wine and cultural heritage


6:         Selected thematic lectures / Students’ presentations

Reading list

Bisson. L.F. et  al. (2002). Present and future of the international wine industry. Nature 418, 696-699. Dougherty, P.H. (2012). The Geography of Wine: Regions, Terroir and Techniques. Springer, 245p.

Getz, D. (2000). Explore Wine Tourism: Management, Development and Destinations. University of Calgary Press, 255p.

Gladstones, J. (1992). Viticulture and Environment. Wine Titles. Underdale. 310p. Greenough, J. et al. (2005). Geology and Wine. Geoscience Canada 32(3),

Hall, C.M. et al. (2009). Wine tourism around the world: development, management and markets, Oxford Press, 348p.

Maltaman, A. (2008). The Role of Vineyard Geology in Wine Typicity. Journal of Wine Research 19(1), 1-17. Nelson, M. (2006). The barbarian’s Beverage: A history of Beer in Ancient Europe. Taylor & Francis Press.

Taber, G.M. (2009). In Search of Bacchus: Wanderings in the Wonderful World of Wine Tourism. Simon &Schuster Press.

White, R.E. (2003). Soils for Fine Wines. OxfordUniversity Press. 283p